Museum @ Black Hills Institute, Hill City

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Everything Prehistoric is the gift shop of the Black Hills Institute. The Museum holds the collection of the Black Hills Institute of Geological Research.
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  • entertaing to the max, best keep secret, great for the whole family.lots and lots to see here. don't miss it  more »
  • Museum is in an unassuming retail space in Main Street. The cost is reasonable and senior discounts are available. The room where displays are is relatively small for such a varied and complete collec...  more »
  • In a small museum there are some remarkable fossils including a 70% complete Tyrannosaurus Rex (Stan), a sea turtle, various ammonites plus a small display of minerals (petrified wood etc). We only ha...  more »
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  • This is a very good museum. It's only two rooms - gift store and main exhibit, but both halves are very good. I went with my parents. The tickets are $7.50 per adult but are annual passes, so if you're a local or a fossil buff you could theoretically re-use them. The highlight of the place is the world class fossil collection. They have Stan, the second most complete T-Rex, a number of other massive dinosaurs, smilodons, ammonites, giant sea monsters, and creepy squid plants. Would recommend
  • Kids had a blast. Rode the train up from keystone spent an hour and everyone was happy
  • There is a ton of skeletons, original and cast in a smaller area. Stan and Sue. Nice gift shop with different fossils you can buy.
  • Boy's age 8 and 10 had a good time, I was worried they would break something. Somethings with in reach.
  • Find tons of dinosaurs in a small space! See incredible rock and mineral exhibits! Experience faux digging for dinosaur bones! This place is lots of fun! You need to visit! One admission gets you in for a whole year! We took our family here because of a Groupon special. The museum is amazing! The gift store is crammed with incredible educational items and pretty stone jewelry. We bought tiny dinos and animals for necklaces in various semiprecious stone materials. There were many bracelets purchased too! My children made the most of the gift store and took home gifts for many of their friends!

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